Young People Frolicking (2008) by Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy)


First of all, I guess I should explain that the name of the film isn't actually Young People Frolicking. The third word is actually another that begins with 'f" and ends with "cking." It's a common variant of the one which you can't say on TV, and which we also don't type in this blog because ... well, because we are some classy motherfrolickers.

I'm not using a euphemism to describe the act, but only to disguise the actual word. It's simple enough to create phrases which describe the forbidden acts in a colorful way. For example, if I say "they were laying some tile on the floor," or "he entered through the servant's entrance," or "he was jackin' the beanstalk," you all know what I mean. Except maybe for some of you who went to public schools. But there are times when I absolutely need to show you that I'm using one of Carlin's forbidden words, either because I'm quoting directly or because I'm trying to get a certain effect. In that case I always use what the Ancient Greeks called EUEUEU, or Euphrosyne's Euniversal Euphemisms. By the way, I know how to spell "universal," but the Greeks did not, which is one of the main reasons why they were consistently the second-most ridiculed people in the ancient world, after the Medes. And the Medes shouldn't even count because they were, in Aristotle's words, "douchebags to the last man-jack."

Of course, one must admit that Greeks' poor spelling contributed less to the ridicule than the fact that their men wore those silly dresses and had sex with male children. Despite their silliness, our language is forever indebted to theirs, not only for "pedophilia," but for more important words and concepts like "democracy," "academy," and "ha-cha-cha."

At any rate, the Euniversal Euphemisms I use are these:

f*cking: frolicking
s*cking: snacking
c*nt: client
s*it: spit

I normally refer to the thing that goes into the client as the "server," irrespective of the word used in the original context. It's an exception to the rule. Interestingly, the Greeks also invented exceptions. Before them, everything had to be consistent. When Hammurabi added a rule to his code, there were no exceptions at all, not even for Mrs. Hammurabi and the kids.

Perhaps some of you are wondering why I don't simply use asterisks for this purpose, as I did above. The answer is that I am deathly afraid of asterisks. As a child, I was traumatized when my mother forced me to watch The Mike Douglas Show and it happened to be the famous episode when one of those giant asterisks fell off Mike's gaily decorated wall and nearly killed Enzo Stuarti.

Young People Frolicking is a Canadian film, which is not surprising because all Canadian films are basically about frolicking. Except for frolicking and snacking, there isn't much else to do for entertainment in Canada after the first week of July, when they settle in for another 11 1/2 months of winter. Of course, there is the Toronto Film Festival to break the monotony, but that's not much use to us celebrity nudity fans. I mean the September weather in Toronto doesn't offer many opportunities for us to see celebrities romping topless on the beaches or wearing skimpy red-carpet dresses. And I always find Toronto premieres a little cruel. Do you know how many huskies it takes to pull a stretch limo?

I didn't know anything about this film in advance and when I saw the title I was filled with dread. I thought it was going to be another one of those pretentious and oh-so-serious films where the director haughtily flaunts his disdain for conventional mores, ala 9 Songs or Lie With Me. After all, the title just cries out, "Look at me. I'm just so self-consciously audacious that you can tell how superior I feel to you church-goin' rubes."

Thank God I was wrong because I hate that kind of movie. The people who make those films tend to take all the fun out of sex and can't seem to distinguish between erotica and explicitness.

This film is actually a pleasant, down-to-earth and conventional repertory comedy about modern relationships .... well ... modern straight, white, polite, middle-class relationships, to be more accurate. The title serves several purposes. First, it describes what the film is about. Second, it is part of the film's humor. Third, it is designed to attract attention and publicity to a small, non-marquee film which might otherwise get lost in the shuffle.

The film basically demonstrates that the process of love-making follows a certain path and moves in defined steps, irrespective of how well the partners know one another. To make the point, it takes five couples (well, one is a threesome, to be technical) at totally different stages in their relationships and relates how one act of intercourse develops for each couple. The film is divided into six chapters which represent the stages of an evening's seduction, and the narrative cuts back and forth among the stories. One of the couples is on a first date; one is comfortably married; one consists of exes; one is a pair of long-time friends trying to have their one and only lifetime sportfuck; the last is the threesome, in which a man persuades his girlfriend and male roommate to have sex with one another while he watches.

Young People Fucking works. I don't normally like ensemble relationship comedies any better than the self-consciously arty pseudo-erotica I was dreading, simply because there are so many pitfalls they can fall into. This film avoids all the problems by negotiating the balance between zany and warm; as well as that between contrived and realistic. The characters are recognizable, complex and as credible as can be expected from a comedy which has to deliver a certain quota of laughs.  The script takes enough time to develop each of the five mini-plays so that the emotional resonance of the scenes can shine through the comic set-ups. You will not like every single character, but even the coldest ones (the first date couple) have vulnerabilities and insecurities which make them sympathetic to some degree, and the eleven actors do quite a good job at making the audience members feel as if they were eavesdropping on real situations. Best of all, the film approaches the subject matter with honesty to match its good humor, and you may even be moved in a couple of spots.

Plus there's plenty of topless nudity from some beautiful women with their own factory-original breasts. (And a couple of firm male butts for those inclined to enjoy that component of the action.)

Young People Frolicking offers the breasts of some gorgeous mainstream actresses who all have their original factory equipment. It is also a pleasant if unchallenging way to pass 80-some minutes.




Three actresses show their breasts: Carly Pope, Sonja Bennett, and Natalie Lisinska.

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